7 shows to fill The White Lotus-shaped hole in your life.

In unfortunate news, HBO has announced that despite The White Lotus season three being slated for release in 2024, it will most likely be pushed to 2025 due to both the writers' strike and ongoing actors' strike in Hollywood.

It's disappointing, we know. 

But until then, we have rounded up seven other shows about murder, rich people or... both, to fill the Italian resort-sized hole in your heart. Happy bingeing!


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If your favourite part of The White Lotus is the rich people doing bad things (same), then you simply must jump on the Succession bandwagon.

Because the Roy family are the absolute worst extremely rich people on television.

Succession is a satirical comedy-drama, loosely inspired by the Murdoch family, about the dysfunctional Roys. Patriarch Logan Roy owns a media empire, and his adult children are fighting, scheming and backstabbing for control of the company.

It's brilliant, with characters you'll love to hate and hate to love, and the greatest insults you'll ever hear. 

Succession is streaming on Binge and Foxtel.


Image: Netflix.


Dynasty is a reboot of the iconic 1980s soap opera of the same name, and its general vibe is... rich people are corrupt as hell. What a premise!

The show follows the Carringtons and Colbys, two of the US' richest families, who are perpetually at war with one another. 

There are affairs, mysterious deaths, missing family members, evil twins, literal changing faces any many other wild storylines, all wrapped up in a beautifully glamourous package. 

It's the epitome of escapism television, and there are five seasons, so the very juicy drama of these ultra-rich families will keep you occupied for a while.


Dynasty is streaming on Netflix.

Only Murders in the Building.

Image: Disney Plus. 

This one is for those who check into a White Lotus for the laughs (with a side of murder).

Only Murders In The Building stars Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short as an unlikely trio investigating murder(s) in their New York apartment building, the Arconia, while documenting their process for a true crime podcast.


The writing is extremely clever, with red herrings all over the place and a perfectly paced unravelling of clues that slowly solve the crimes. There's also plenty of hijinks and jokes, with the fantastic chemistry between the three leads makes it all the more enjoyable.

Only Murders in the Building is streaming on Disney+.

The Resort.

Image: Stan.

In The Resort, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Cristin Milioti (Made for Love) star as a married couple celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary on a tropical vacation in the Mayan Riviera. 


There, they stumble on an old mobile phone, which leads them to the unsolved disappearance of two young guests from a nearby resort 15 years earlier. 

They launch themselves into solving the mystery, desperate for adventure and in an attempt to ignore their own marital issues. 

It's a bit mystery, a bit romance, and a lot about feeling stuck, getting older and time. 

The Resort is streaming on Stan.


Image: Prime Video


Chloe is a psychological thriller that follows Becky Green, who is obsessed with stalking her childhood friend Chloe Fairbourne's perfectly curated social media presence, which she sees in stark contrast to her own life as a carer for her mother.

When Chloe suddenly dies, Becky assumes a new identity and infiltrates the enviable lives of Chloe's closest friends to find out what happened to her. 

Through her alter-ego Sasha, Becky becomes the powerful and well-connected "someone" she always wanted to be. But soon, she realises Chloe's real life had not been nearly as perfect as it was portrayed online. As Becky gets deeper into her con, and Chloe's inner circle, she risks losing herself completely in the game she is playing.

Dun dun dunnnnnn.

Chloe is streaming on Prime Video.

Big Little Lies.

Image: Binge.


Big Little Lies began as the ultimate prestige limited TV series, based on a best-selling book from Liane Moriarty. 

It stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz as five women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation. 

Across seven episodes, the mystery unravels, breaking the picture perfect facade of the women's lives and their beautiful small town. 

The reception was so great that it returned for a second season, which added MERYL STREEP to the cast.  

A must-watch for any White Lotus fan.

Big Little Lies is streaming on Binge and Foxtel.

Bad Sisters.

Image: Apple TV+.


Bad Sisters is a dark comedy murder-mystery, which ticks precisely all of my boxes. 

The 10-episode series follows the five tight-knit Garvey sisters, who have always looked out for each other. But things get a little complicated when their brother-in-law winds up dead, and his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intent. 

Their sights are firmly set on the sisters... who all had ample reasons to kill him.

Bad Sisters is streaming on Apple TV+.

Chelsea McLaughlin is Mamamia's Senior Entertainment Writer and co-host of The Spill. For more pop culture takes, recommendations and sarcasm, you can follow her on Instagram.

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